IT - Wireless

New wireless spectrum recently dedicated to Wi-Fi allows for more channels and higher density deployments, but gear to support it won't be widely deployed until 2020, according to an Extreme Networks exec.

"This spring the FCC opened up a new swath of unlicensed wireless spectrum in the 6GHz band that's intended for use with Wi-Fi and can provide lower latency and faster data rates. The new spectrum also has a shorter range and supports more channels than bands that were already dedicated to Wi-Fi, making it suitable for deployment in high-density areas like stadiums..."

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